Public health 5-19 - Training

Our Team have developed a number of training packages, which can be adjusted to meet individual school's needs.

Our current packages comprise of Staff training covering staff needs on a range of things from updates on health conditions, mental health awareness, and health education.  

We have also provided sessions for parents on digital wellbeing, healthy eating, mental health and toileting. These sessions can be organised for parent evenings/ assemblies,  transition or specific after school.

We have provided sessions for students including topic assemblies to support the schools PSHE curriculum, which can be shared with school staff if they wish to deliver themselves.

Parent/carer Training

PH5-19 Parent digital wellbeing workshop 

PH5-19 Family digital wellbeing workshop

Staff Training

Managing Medicines in School Training

Anaphylaxis training

Asthma update

Parent/Carer Training

PH5-19 Parent packed lunch workshop 

PH5-19 Parent packed lunch power point short presentation 

Staff Training

Basic mental health awareness: prevalence and problems training

Basic mental health awareness: Adverse Child Hood Experiences

Basic mental health awareness: Attachment

Basic mental health awareness: Teenage Brain

The anxious child training 

Building resilience training

Chill Skills 

PH 5-19 Eating Issues 

Parent/carer Training

Teenage Brain

Improving our children's mental health

Building Resilience

Family Action 

Family Action is a 0-19 child and family support service supporting children and families in Allerdale, Barrow, Carlisle and Copeland

Action for Children

Action for Children protects and supports children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives.


Barnardo's provide My Time, this is part of the CAMHS service provision for children and young people needing emotional health and wellbeing support. MyTime work with mild to moderate emotional health presentations such as anger, anxiety, low mood, self-harm and depression.

Mental Health Champions

Mental Health Champions are available in the south of the county your local Primary Mental Health Worker (PMHW) offers advice and consultation about children and young people's mental health and wellbeing and services in the area who can offer support.

Kooth is a free online counselling and emotional well-being service for children and young people aged 11-18 across Cumbria.It is safe, confidential, anonymous and available through a smart phone, tablet or computer.

Kooth helps to reduce wait times for young people seeking help and removes stigma around mental health.  It has accredited counsellors and therapists online 365 days a year up to 10pm. It can also provide self-help materials co-produced by other young people and fully-moderated peer-to-peer support forums.

Kooth can provide some staff training, assemblies and classwork for more details contact:

Dez Wilson: Integration and Participation Worker, email:

Ophelia Murphy: Integration and Participation Worker, email:

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course

This is a two day course for everyone who works with young people aged 8-18. It will teach you the basic skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person's recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse. It will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. The course is currently free along with the manual you will receive during the training. There may be a charge introduced for future courses, so book a place now.

Suicide and self-harm training

Suicide and self-harm training is available through Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board.

 Carlisle and Eden Mind offer free training for:

  • Mental health and wellbeing awareness sessions for children and young people at schools and other youth settings 60-90 minute 
  • Suicide Awareness Sessions for any organisation across Cumbria -Half day 
  • Suicide Alertness Training for any organisation across Cumbria
  • Time to Change based Anti-stigma and basic awareness raising sessions for community organisations

Telephone: Chris Graham on 01228 543354


Early Help Training

How to Support Children and Families with Early Help Training

The LSCB is running a series of day long workshops in districts to help strengthen the response to families by effective multi-agency working at an Early Help stage of intervention.

The aim of the workshop is to improve the quality of multi-agency working and to result in Early Help Assessment Coordinators feeling more confident in their role.

Key aims of the day are:

  • To understand the Early Help process
  • To effectively work together as a Multi-Agency Team
  • To be able to confidently co-ordinate a Team Around the Family (TAF)
  • To be able to know and access assessment tools to measure risk and impact
  • To be able to evidence the impact of Early Help for the child

Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board

Cumbria LSCB offer a variety of training and learning events information can be found on their website

Directory of resources

directory of resources is available at Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board.

Practitioner Forums

Practitioner forums help people who work with children and young people learn from each other, understand each other's roles and responsibilities and what local provision is available in each part of the county.

There are seven Practitioner Forums up and running, one in each district area. They're free to attend.